Daniel Hannan

Brexit lies are opening up a terrifying new opportunity for the far-right in Britain

27 June 2016 14:54

The Tory leaders of Vote Leave, those supposedly civilised and intelligent men, are creating the conditions for a mass far-right…

Would a narrow win for ‘Leave’ be useful in getting a better post-Brexit deal?

22 June 2016 8:02

In less than 24 hours, the polling booths will finally open. We’ve seen today the now familiar raft of letters…

Daniel Hannan: Brexit will be a gentle process

15 June 2016 11:21

This is the transcript of speech delivered by Daniel Hannan during the Spectator’s second Brexit debate. Full coverage of the…

Leave wins The Spectator’s second Brexit debate

14 June 2016 18:29

There’s just over a week to go until the polls open for the EU referendum and Britain decides what it…

Michael Gove: Tories will not be forgiven for ‘fudging’ the EU referendum

26 May 2015 16:35

Michael Gove’s gusto has returned after his elevation back to top level of the Cabinet. On Friday evening, the Justice…

Nigel Farage tells Republicans to ‘reach out to the grassroots’. But should have stayed at home?

27 February 2015 7:47

Nigel Farage is becoming a jet setter. Yesterday evening, he addressed the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) of Republicans…

Cameron could win in 2015 if he took EU withdrawal seriously … but he won’t

21 October 2014 16:37

Imagine if David Cameron actually meant it. Imagine if he really did follow through with his implied threat to campaign…

How can Cameron save the Conservatives? Daniel Hannan, Lord Tebbit and Andrew Roberts respond

3 September 2014 16:25

We asked Daniel Hannan, Lord Tebbit and historian Andrew Roberts what – if anything – David Cameron could do to…

The Right loses as Ukip wins

28 May 2014 16:56

In Brighton in 1996, an insurgent party held its first and as far as I can see only conference. Liberal…

Should we make Magna Carta Day our national holiday?

20 March 2014 14:31

I know there are probably more important things in the Budget, but I for one (and probably, literally, the only…

How We Invented Freedom by Daniel Hannan – my political book of 2013

31 December 2013 15:36

It’s rare to read a book about politics and be actually excited to get back to it, like you’re on…

A refreshing attempt to renew conservatism, boycotted by the Tory leadership

16 September 2013 22:30

Apropos of the current issue’s excellent cover story (‘The End of the Party’) about the hollowed husks that are today’s…

Primaries and recall elections may be nice ideas, but they won’t transform British politics

3 June 2013 13:14

Say at least this for those twin gadflies Douglas Carswell MP and Daniel Hannan MEP, they are optimists in a…

Dan Hannan’s spot on, again

10 May 2013 9:29

Very good piece from Dan Hannan in yesterday’s The Daily Telegraph. The gist of it being that politicians admit to…

Jimmy Savile and the dangers of received wisdom

25 October 2012 18:13

What does the Jimmy Savile case tell us about received wisdom? Over the last few weeks it has become clear…

Review – A Doomed Marriage by Daniel Hannan

17 October 2012 9:23

When Dan Hannan’s book, A Doomed Marriage: Britain and Europe, arrived through the post I was alarmed to see that…

From the archives: Cut off in Brussels

28 October 2011 18:14

Let’s end the working week how it began: with talk of a European referendum. The talk, in this case, is…

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Spectator Europe Debate

21 September 2011 11:49

It’s time for Britain to leave the European Union. That was the motion at last night’s Spectator debate. Rod Liddle…

David Davis is the darling of the Tory right

11 June 2010 15:32

ConservativeHome conducted a poll into prominent, right-wing Tory backbenchers. Unsurprisingly, David Davis topped the poll. 70 percent of respondents hold…

Hague and Cameron are vindicated for leaving the EPP

10 March 2010 17:35

Daniel Hannan breaks the, sadly, not very surprising news that MEPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of an EU Tobin…

How British: a tea party

25 February 2010 11:16

Don’t you think that ‘The Ship Money Movement’ is a more appropriate name for a British anti-tax forum? You know,…

Dan Hannan and Enoch Powell: make your own mind up

27 August 2009 12:07

Here’s footage of Dan Hannan’s month-old US interview in which he cites Enoch Powell as an influence, and which has…

Cameron must set out health plans

24 August 2009 9:08

For some time now at Coffee House, we’ve questioned the sense of Cameron’s pledge to increase NHS spending in real…